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Plan to redevelop derelict shopping centre 'overbearing’ and ‘monolithic'

12 February 2021
Plan to redevelop derelict shopping centre 'overbearing’ and ‘monolithic'

Plan to redevelop derelict shopping centre 'overbearing’ and ‘monolithic'

12 February 2021

Arguments for and against proposals to redevelop a derelict shopping centre have been heard by the planning inspector.


Planning inspector hears Cornhill Walk appeal

08 February 2021
Planning inspector hears Cornhill Walk appeal

Planning inspector hears Cornhill Walk appeal

08 February 2021

A planning appeal hearing into development plans for an abandoned shopping centre is currently under way.


Residents’ flood fears over vast £120m glasshouse

07 February 2021
Residents’ flood fears over vast £120m glasshouse

Residents’ flood fears over vast £120m glasshouse

07 February 2021

Residents have issued a plea for help to address flooding problems they say are caused by a vast £120 million greenhouse complex under construction.


Tribute paid to 'generous, encouraging, and enthusiastic' publisher

06 February 2021
Tribute paid to 'generous, encouraging, and enthusiastic' publisher

Tribute paid to 'generous, encouraging, and enthusiastic' publisher

06 February 2021

Music-loving publisher Kevin Mayhew, who inspired generations of musicians, has died aged 78.


Fund-raising prize draw in Lily’s memory

05 February 2021
Fund-raising prize draw in Lily’s memory

Fund-raising prize draw in Lily’s memory

05 February 2021

Thousands of pounds could be raised for charity in memory of a much-loved mother-of-two.


Community in shock as trees are chopped down

03 February 2021
Community in shock as trees are chopped down

Community in shock as trees are chopped down

03 February 2021

Walnut trees, which stood on a former middle school site, were felled and cut back without warning.


Business park plans submitted

02 February 2021
Business park plans submitted

Business park plans submitted

02 February 2021

Plans have been submitted for a major business park development which could create hundreds of jobs.


Huge sign on flats described as 'vile eyesore' by residents

31 January 2021
Huge sign on flats described as 'vile eyesore' by residents

Huge sign on flats described as 'vile eyesore' by residents

31 January 2021

Residents are unhappy about the latest addition to the Tayfen Road flats, which has been compared to a ‘prison block’ by some on social media.


Former council leader takes ticket battle to court

29 January 2021
Former council leader takes ticket battle to court

Former council leader takes ticket battle to court

29 January 2021

A resident is set to fight his case in court after falling foul of town centre resident parking enforcement.


As one shop closes, more businesses are set to open in the town centre

27 January 2021
As one shop closes, more businesses are set to open in the town centre

As one shop closes, more businesses are set to open in the town centre

27 January 2021

New businesses are putting their faith in shoppers returning once lockdown restrictions are lifted.


Boohoo buys Debenhams brand for £55m, but stores will close permanently

25 January 2021
Boohoo buys Debenhams brand for £55m, but stores will close permanently

Boohoo buys Debenhams brand for £55m, but stores will close permanently

25 January 2021

A buyer for Debenhams has stepped forward, however the retail chain's UK stores will close for good once the deal is complete.


Planning appeal date set for town centre shops and flats scheme

24 January 2021
Planning appeal date set for town centre shops and flats scheme

Planning appeal date set for town centre shops and flats scheme

24 January 2021

The date has been set for long-running redevelopment plans for an abandoned shopping centre to be heard by the Planning Inspectorate.


Road safety in mind with new limit

24 January 2021
Road safety in mind with new limit

Road safety in mind with new limit

24 January 2021

Route into town will soon have a new speed limit after councillors and community leaders worked together.


Howls of delight for wolf’s new lighting

23 January 2021
Howls of delight for wolf’s new lighting

Howls of delight for wolf’s new lighting

23 January 2021

An iconic sculpture which greets visitors at a town's main gateway is now illuminated with an eerie glow from dusk.


Radical plan for new entrance and shops at station

20 January 2021
Radical plan for new entrance and shops at station

Radical plan for new entrance and shops at station

20 January 2021

Proposals for a new entrance, booking hall and shops could see a station building partially returned to its original 1847 state


Engineers restore electricity to hundreds of homes hit by power cut

19 January 2021
Engineers restore electricity to hundreds of homes hit by power cut

Engineers restore electricity to hundreds of homes hit by power cut

19 January 2021

Up to 899 homes and businesses were without power due to an underground power cable fault.


Former wrestler pens two debut novels

18 January 2021
Former wrestler pens two debut novels

Former wrestler pens two debut novels

18 January 2021

A former wrestling champion and landlord has taken advantage of 2020’s lockdown to write two novels.


Tim runs the year and raises thousands for My WiSH fund

18 January 2021
Tim runs the year and raises thousands for My WiSH fund

Tim runs the year and raises thousands for My WiSH fund

18 January 2021

A man who set himself a tough running challenge during 2020 completed his feat with days to spare and raised thousands for charity.


Fund-raising appeal in memory of mum reaches £65,000 milestone

16 January 2021
Fund-raising appeal in memory of mum reaches £65,000 milestone

Fund-raising appeal in memory of mum reaches £65,000 milestone

16 January 2021

A fund-raising challenge, which started in 2015 with the aim of raising £10,000 in memory of a mum, has just crossed the £65,000 mark.


Council warns of 'potential for a serious accident' over planned road changes to housing development

11 January 2021
Council warns of 'potential for a serious accident' over planned road changes to housing development

Council warns of 'potential for a serious accident' over planned road changes to housing development

11 January 2021

Residents are asking highways bosses to visit a village to witness how potential road changes could impact safety.